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aptana cloud launches

One of the cool perks of my role on Aptana’s Advisory Board is that I get to learn about some of the great things they are working on. Today, Aptana has announced Aptana Cloud, including coverage by eWeek, the missing piece in their strategy of making web apps really easy to deploy. While the name implies that this is a lot like Amazon’s S3 and EC2 services, or Google’s App Engine, and in some ways it is, it’s nice in that it makes it really, really easy to use Aptana Studio + Jaxer + your JavaScript toolkit of choice (Dojo, jQuery, Prototype, MooTools, etc.) + your server-side toolkit of choice, and get a web app deployed pretty easily at a reasonable cost. People might also do this to get their latest Facebook or OpenSocial app idea out the door. Regardless, these solutions make the start-up cost of server operations negligible compared with just a couple of years ago.

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